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Good news: Fabrice Muamba will attend Bolton match tomorrow

Less than two months after his on-field cardiac arrest against Spurs, Muamba will visit the Reebok Stadium to watch his club face the same opposition.

File photo of Fabrice Muamba with his son, Joshua.
File photo of Fabrice Muamba with his son, Joshua.
Image: David Howarth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

FABRICE MUAMBA WILL continue his remarkable recovery from a cardiac arrest by attending Bolton’s game against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow night.

Muamba collapsed when the same sides met in an FA Cup tie on March 17.

That match was abandoned as the midfielder was taken to hospital without a heartbeat.

Instant medical assistance is thought to be the only reason Muamba is still alive today and the pace of his miraculous recovery is a massive fillip for all involved.

Bolton boss, Owen Coyle, told his club’s website:

“We are absolutely delighted that we will be able to welcome Fabrice and his family back to the Reebok, and we are all looking forward to seeing him.

“It’s fitting that the match is between these two clubs and that Fabrice is able to come along. I know Fabrice is very keen to show his appreciation to both sets of fans for their support.”

While Bolton have been focused on an actual matter of life and death in recent months, they will hope to improve their fortunes in the much less important mattter of staying in the Premier League.

The crowd at the Reebok Stadium will doubtless be buoyed by Muamba’s presence. A lift, they hope, will transfer to the team.

Bolton currently sit in the relegation zone, but a win would push them three points clear of danger with two games remaining.

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